You read that right. According to a new survey, Mitt Romney’s voters are more likely than Obama’s to make energy saving improvements. Shocked? Don’t be. DBL Partners’ own research backs up this data with our own findings that more green jobs can be found in Red-leaning states.
Some other highlights from the survey:
- Romney votes are more likely to have installed low-flow toilets and bought energy-efficient appliances than Obama voters. But Obama voters are more likely to eat organic foods, unplug electronics when not in use, and recycle–in other words, to make lifestyle changes.
- Saving money is the top reason to make green home improvements for both Obama voters (84%) and Romney voters (87%). Obama and Romney voters also are in close agreement on other reasons to make these changes: improving family health (60% vs. 54%, respectively) and helping America become less dependent on other countries (50% vs. 47%).
- Obama voters, however, are much more likely to cite concern for the planet (58%) as a reason to make green home improvements compared to Romney voters (27%).